ANZCP 2015

Here are references pertaining to presentations given at the Australia & New Zealand College of Paramedicine conference in Sydney, 2015.

Extreme Measures by Dr Cliff Reid

Surgical airway video

Clamshell thoracotomy video (procedure lab)

Emergency vertical hysterotomy video

Hysterotomy training video

Papers cited:

Surgical airway
4th National Audit Project (NAP4): major complications of airway management in the UK

Paix BR, Griggs WM. Emergency surgical cricothyroidotomy: 24 successful cases leading to a simple “scalpel-finger-tube” method.
Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2011 Dec 7;24(1):23–30.

Clamshell thoracotomy
Davies GE, Lockey DJ. Thirteen Survivors of Prehospital Thoracotomy for Penetrating Trauma: A Prehospital Physician-Performed Resuscitation Procedure That Can Yield Good Results.
The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care. 2011 May;70(5):E75–8.

Wise D. Emergency thoracotomy: “how to do it.”
Emerg Med J. 2005 Jan 1;22(1):22–4.(Free full text)

Resuscitative hysterotomy
Rose CH, Faksh A, Traynor KD, Cabrera D, Arendt KW, Brost BC. Challenging the 4-5 Minute Rule: From Perimortem Cesarean to Resuscitative Hysterotomy.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jul 23.

Bloomer R, Reid C, Wheatley R. Prehospital resuscitative hysterotomy.
Eur J Emerg Med. 2011 Aug;18(4):241–2.

Parry R, Asmussen T, Smith JE. Perimortem caesarean section.
Emerg Med J. 2015 Feb 24.

Einav S, Kaufman N, Sela HY. Maternal cardiac arrest and perimortem caesarean delivery: Evidence or expert-based?
Resuscitation. 2012 Oct;83(10):1191–200.

Discussion of all procedures
Reid C, Clancy M. Life, limb and sight-saving procedures–the challenge of competence in the face of rarity.
Emerg Med J. 2012 Jul 16.

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